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Alcoholism is the main risk factor in diseases, traumatisms and death cases in Chile according to two independent reports contracted by the country's sanitary authorities and released Wednesday.
South Africa and Venezuela sealed a major oil deal Tuesday during a visit by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who touted it as an example of southern nations cooperating in a new strategic alliance.
Taiwan's diplomatic ties with Paraguay will remain unchanged despite an assertion by the new Paraguayan president that he will no longer support the island's entry into the United Nations, a senior Taiwanese official said Tuesday in Taipei.
Evo Morales, Bolivia's anti-Washington president, has arrived in Tehran on his first official visit to the Islamic Republic.
Fuming over assertions by American officials that cocaine smuggling through Venezuela has surged in recent years, President Hugo Chávez threatened the American ambassador with expulsion on Sunday, opening a new phase of tension between Venezuela and the United States.
Thousands of Mexicans marched inthe capital on Saturday to protest against a wave ofkidnappings and gruesome murders, putting pressure on PresidentFelipe Calderon to meet his promises to crack down on crime.
Chile's central bank policy makers voted unanimously to increase interest rates at their last meeting by half a percentage point for the third straight month.
The owner and manager (father and son) of a Punta Arenas lodge were sentenced to seven years in prison plus 300.000 US dollars in compensation to the families of ten passengers who died trapped when the building caught fire in February 2007.
Unemployment in Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile remained virtually unchanged during the May-July quarter and the lowest in the country, 2.5%.
LAN Airlines, Chile's flag air carrier was once again named the best South American Company at the most recent World Airline Awards, given by the British market research company Sky Trax.